Problems rebooting with Win98SE

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I am running Windows 98SE on my computer and when ever I try to reboot or a program needs to reboot the computer, it freezes up. It never actually shuts down, the screen goes blank and the computer stops running, but all the lights are on on the front of the computer and on the keyboard. I have to manually shut it off and start it again, but then it has to go through the lengthy start up process because "Windows was not shut down properly". ANY HELP?
 

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Your first step is to uninstall all unnecessary programs installed on your computer (like third-party games, demos and other freebies, in the Add/Remove Programs control panel.

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Get, install, update and run free Ad-aware (and its HexDump plug-in) from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

First in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on Check for updates now and download the latest referencefiles.

Make sure the following settings are made and on -------ON=GREEN

From main window :Click Start then Activate in-depth scan (recommended)

Click Use Custom Scanning Options' then click Customize' and have these options selected: Under Drives and Folders put a check by Scan Within Archives and below that under Memory and Registry put a check by all the options there.

Now click on the Tweak button in that same window. Under Scanning engine select: Unload recognized processes during scanning and under Cleaning Engine select: Let windows remove files in use at next reboot

Click proceed to save your settings.

Now to scan just click the Next button.

When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it.(Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and click Next)

Restart your computer.

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You might post exactly what programs you have in the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel list box.

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Go to http://housecall.trendmicro.com or http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm and click the Scan Now link to run a free on-line virus scan.

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What anti-virus are you using? If you're running Mcaffee or Norton anti-virus and have not recently paid for a one year subscription to download weekly new virus definitions, you might consider getting free AntiVir 6 (see berlow in my signature for the colored link) from http://free-av.com - Uninstalling Mcaffee; Restarting your computer and installing free AntiVir Anti-virus 6.0.
 
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